Archinect - News 2018-03-23T14:42:44-04:00 First glimpse: The seven “Dimensions of Citizenship” installations of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2018-03-13T19:09:00-04:00 >2018-03-13T19:09:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Tackling the ever-complex question of what it means to be a citizen, the U.S. Pavilion exhibition&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Dimensions of Citizenship&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a> will comprise of seven architectural installations that explore this loaded topic at seven different spatial scales. Today, the U.S. Pavilion team announced more details about the projects.</p> <p>Last August, U.S. Pavilion&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curators</a>&nbsp;Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui, and Mimi Zeiger commissioned the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven architecture practices</a>,&nbsp;including Studio Gang, SCAPE, Keller Easterling, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.&nbsp;Ranging from the citizen to the cosmos, each installation explores how citizenship &ldquo;may be defined, constructed, enacted, contested, or expressed in the built environment&rdquo; at these different scales, and poses questions about issues related to belonging, sovereignty, and ecology.</p> <p>Here's a preview of each installation:</p> <p><strong>Scale: Citizen / Amanda Williams + Andres L. Hernandez, in collaboration with Shani Crowe</strong>&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&ldquo;Braid study&rdquo; (2017), Shani Crowe. From...</figcaption></figure> V&A's three-story chunk of demolished housing to be shown at Venice Architecture Biennale Hope Daley 2018-03-07T16:14:00-05:00 >2018-03-07T16:14:58-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The V&amp;A will transport a recently demolished concrete section from Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar, east London, to the Venice Architecture Biennale. It will be delivered by barge to the biennale&rsquo;s Arsenale site, where it will be reassembled on an outdoors scaffold, allowing visitors to stand on an original &ldquo;street in the sky&rdquo; &ndash; the elevated deck that was optimistically meant to foster healthy interaction between neighbours.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The demolition of east <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s Robin Hood Gardens has been ongoing since last year, which is why the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A moved to acquire a three-story section</a>&nbsp;of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brutalist</a> icon. The museum's section will now be displayed in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale in order to revisit its original vision and what it has to teach us about social housing moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>50 years after its construction, this preserved section will be reassembled on an outdoors scaffold where visitors can experience the intended interaction with the building.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens: A Ruin in Reverse</a> will be exhibited&nbsp;at the Venice Architecture Biennale from 26 May to 25 November.&nbsp;</p> More Venice Biennale 2018 “Freespace” exhibition details are revealed Justine Testado 2018-03-02T15:11:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T12:41:00-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2018 Venice Biennale</a>&nbsp;only two months away, curators&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara</a>&nbsp;and Biennale president Paolo Baratta revealed the latest details about the exhibition during a press conference today. The 2018 theme <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Freespace&rdquo;</a> presents &ldquo;a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We see architecture as the translation of need in its widest sense into meaningful space. In the effort to translate Freespace into the many wonderful languages of the world, we hope that it prises open the &lsquo;gift&rsquo; which architectural invention has the potential to contribute with each project,&rdquo;&nbsp;Farrell and McNamara said.&nbsp;&ldquo;Translation allows us all to map and rename intellectual as well as actual territory. It is our hope that the word Freespace allows us to burrow into the aspirations, ambitions and generosity of architecture.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. Photo: Grafton Architects, courtesy Alice Cla...</figcaption></figure> Over a half million visitors attended the second Chicago Architecture Biennial Hope Daley 2018-01-17T14:06:00-05:00 >2018-01-18T13:39:15-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The recently concluded <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> saw over 550,000 visitors. Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the LA-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee</a>, selected 140 architects and designers from 20 countries to participate. Among the vast number of attendees the biennial also boasts engagement of more than 10,000 students.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced, "The second <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> Architecture Biennial reinforced Chicago's reputation as the vanguard of architectural, art and design innovation on the national and international stage".&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Offering over 273 public programs, the event featured exhibitions by the&nbsp;Alphawood Foundation,&nbsp;Graham Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The Biennial will return September 19, 2019 and run through January 5, 2020, again in line with EXPO CHICAGO.&nbsp;</p> Gingerbread City: Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners and others reveal their sweetest designs Alexander Walter 2017-12-19T17:30:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Some of the world's biggest architecture firms have been competing for plots in this winter's tastiest property market -- the Gingerbread City. Recently opened at the Museum of Architecture in London, the miniature metropolis is brimming with contemporary -- and almost entirely edible -- buildings. Around 50 companies specializing in architecture, engineering and landscaping have baked and built structures for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Luke Hayes.</figcaption></figure><p>If you're in London this week, make sure to get into the holiday spirit the architectural way and stop by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a>'s <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City</a></em> before it closes this Friday &mdash; and nothing but cookie crumbs will remain.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Competing gingerbread bridges (gingerbreadges?) by Periscope, Hopkins, and reForm Architects. Photo: Luke Hayes.</figcaption></figure><p>The roster of around 50 participating architecture, engineering, and landscaping firms includes some recognizable names like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pitman Tozer</a>, among others.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>An edible "mixed-used" building by Cooke Fawcett Architects. Photo: Luke Hayes.</figcaption></figure><p><em>All images courtesy of the Museum of Architecture.</em></p> Rem Koolhaas envisions the future of the 'countryside' in upcoming Guggenheim exhibition Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-12-01T13:23:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum</a> is teaming up with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> and the research arm (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMO</a>) of his practice (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>) for an upcoming exhibition that will be on display come&nbsp;fall 2019. The project,&nbsp;<em>Countryside: Future of the World</em>, will explore radical changes in the countryside while positing speculations about its future and is an extension of research already underway at the think tank.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Koppert Cress, The Netherlands, 2011. Photo: Pieternel van Velden.</figcaption></figure><p>Curated by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Troy Conrad Therrien</a>&mdash;the museum's first curator for architecture and digital initiatives who also happens to be one of our&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ed</a>&nbsp;</em>contributors&mdash;the exhibition will&nbsp;examine themes of artificial intelligence and automation, the effects of genetic experimentation, political radicalization, mass and micro migration, large-scale territorial management, human-animal ecosystems, subsidies and tax incentives, the impact of the digital on the physical world, and other developments that are altering landscapes across the globe, according t...</p> A glimpse of Ian Gillespie's “Fight for Beauty” pop-up exhibition in Vancouver Justine Testado 2017-10-30T17:40:00-04:00 >2017-12-06T14:52:06-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The exhibition&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Fight for Beauty&rdquo;</a> is a physical manifestation of the book of the same name by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Westbank</a> founder Ian Gillespie, who Archinect previously interviewed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. Currently displayed near Vancouver's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairmont Pacific Rim</a>, the pop-up exhibition &mdash; just like the book &mdash; celebrates Westbank's evolution into a culture company.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: Ema Peter.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>Curated by Gillespie, the exhibition pays tribute to Westbank's many creative collaborations. Upon entering the magenta graffiti pavilion, visitors first encounter the poem Fight for Beauty written in neon. The self-guided exhibition features works like an expanded version of Omer Arbel's iconic sculptural glass forest &ldquo;16.480&rdquo;, a custom-made &ldquo;Butterfly Fazioli&rdquo; piano designed by the late architect Bing Thom,&nbsp;and architectural models like&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>'s Alberni, the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver house and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Serpentine Pavilion</a>.<br></p><p><br></p><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: Ema Peter</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: Ema Peter.</figcaption></figure><p>Other pieces include&nbsp;vintage couture by Yves Saint Laurent a...</p> From concrete to composites, Designing Material Innovation exhibit at CCA addresses questions about our past, present, and possible futures Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-24T17:58:00-04:00 >2017-10-25T12:50:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>From glass fiber reinforced concrete to upcycled waste foam, the building blocks of the future are being developed in the research labs of today and a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">current exhibit</a>&nbsp;at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California College of Arts</a> in San Francisco&nbsp;is putting some of these new methods and techniques on display. Curated by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jonathan Massey</a>&mdash;the new Dean of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michigan's&nbsp;Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>&mdash;and designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clark Thenhaus</a> of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Endemic</a>,&nbsp;<em>Designing Material Innovation</em> features five full-scale prototypes that conjoin form and material in fresh ways.&nbsp;</p> <p>Located on the school's Back Lot, the five pieces "explore the functional and experiential dimensions of architecture generated at the intersection of formal and material research." All products of experimentation in and around North American <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture schools</a>, the prototypes exemplify&nbsp;great technical capacities in concrete and composites. In showing advanced design and fabrication techniques, they demonstrate how "architectural research addresses...</p> Stefano Boeri envisions Vertical Forest Seeds on Mars in Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2017 Justine Testado 2017-10-19T14:58:00-04:00 >2017-10-19T15:00:07-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Boeri</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Forest</a> towers are slowly popping up around the world. In Shanghai, the concept is transported to the Red Planet in &ldquo;Vertical Forest Seeds on Mars&rdquo;. The project is part of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai Urban Space and Art Season 2017 exhibition</a>&nbsp;(SUSAS), which Stefano Boeri co-curated with Li Xiangning (Dean of the Tongji University School of Architecture and Urban Planning) and Fang Zhenning (independent artist and international critic).</p> <p>Currently open at Shanghai's Minsheng Port, the three-month SUSAS exhibition showcases art, architecture, urban planning, and design projects that envision the future of today's cities.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti.</figcaption></figure><p>Developed by Stefano Boeri Architetti's China studio and Tongji University's Future City Lab as a response to Earth's rising sea levels, the project envisions a &ldquo;colony of Shanghai on the Red Planet&rdquo; in 2117. Habitable &ldquo;eco-systemic seeds&rdquo; would travel via an interplanetary space st...</p> The peculiar history of New Haven's 'amputated' Marcel Breuer building Alexander Walter 2017-10-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T14:21:32-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Fifteen years after IKEA demolished part of it for a parking lot, a Marcel Breuer-designed office building in New Haven has become a stage for art. [...] Now, Burr is building on those explorations in his current show, Body/Building. Spread out over the first floor of Breuer&rsquo;s gutted local icon, the show uses objects that weave together a story about himself, the site, and his city.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>New Haven-native, and now New York-based, artist Tom Burr tells the story of one of the city's most iconic, and controversial, buildings in his current show <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Body/Building</a></em><em></em>, now on display inside the gutted belly of the 1960s brutalist Marcel Breuer-designed Long Wharf building.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I&rsquo;m interested in the fact that it&rsquo;s amputated," Burr revealed, hinting at the partial demolition that the current owner, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a>, saw necessary in 2003 to provide surface parking for its new store on the site.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Tom Burr / New Haven, Phase 1, 2017, installation view, Bortolami, New Haven</figcaption></figure><p>The show can still be visited until November 11 and is free of charge but requires an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">appointment</a>.</p> Louvre pulls "sexually explicit" architectural sculpture; faces censorship accusations Alexander Walter 2017-10-03T18:15:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Officials at the Louvre have been accused of censorship after withdrawing a work from its Tuileries Gardens in Paris for being sexually explicit. The work by the Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout, entitled the Domestikator, was due to go on show later this month as part of the Hors les Murs public art programme organised by representatives of the Fiac contemporary art fair (19-22 October).</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Art Newspaper </em>explains: "[...] the erotic nature of the large-scale architectural structure, the outline of which depicts a couple having sex, prompted the Louvre&rsquo;s decision to bar the work from the gardens which are overseen by the museum."</p> <p>Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez tried to defend the decision by pointing to online feedback the installation had received.<br></p> WUHO's new video exhibition explores recent work of Studio Fuksas Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-09-30T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T02:31:03-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Next Saturday, October 7&nbsp;Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost will launch its second show of the Fall 2017 series. In line with the gallery's ambition to "demystify the discipline of architecture", the exhibition will present five&nbsp;videos that document the&nbsp;most recent and iconic projects of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a>, a dynamic duo<strong></strong>&nbsp;Massimiliano&nbsp;and&nbsp;Doriana Fuksas based in Rome, Italy.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Studio Fuksas</em> will stay on view through Sunday, October 29, 2017. Gallery hours: Thursdays 1:00&ndash;8:00 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 1:00&ndash;6:00 p.m.</p> New approaches to material, fabrication, and design on display at CCA's "Designing Material Innovation" Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-27T19:18:00-04:00 >2017-09-27T19:18:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Beginning tomorrow, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California College of the Arts</a> in San Francisco, will host&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing Material Innovation</a>,&nbsp;</em>an exhibition being held on the College's Back Lot&mdash;soon to be converted into their new campus by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>&mdash;which will put on display&nbsp;new approaches to material, fabrication, and design.&nbsp;Created through collaborations between architects and industry partners, the works combine technological innovation in materials research and fabrication with aesthetic and ethical approaches to form and appearance.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>"Confetti Urbanism" by Clark Thenhaus.</figcaption></figure></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>"Thinness" by Aptum Architecture.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The exhibition, and accompanying symposium, has been organized by Taubman's new dean<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Jonathan Massey</a>&nbsp;and will feature five full-scale architectural prototypes and pavilions&nbsp;by CCA Digital Craft Lab, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">APTUM Architecture</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matter Design</a> with M.I.T. Architecture, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T+E+A+M</a>. Design of the exhibition has been carried out by&nbsp;Clark Thenhaus of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Endemic Architecture</a> and features a&nbsp;&ldquo;confetti urbanism&rdquo; that rearrang...</p> The Palestinian Museum opens its first show: Jerusalem Lives Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-25T18:41:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The Palestinian Museum opens its inaugural exhibition this weekend focusing on the holy city of Jerusalem, a city that both Israel and Palestine claim as their capital. The wide-ranging, overtly political show focuses on the realities of living in Jerusalem as well as the idea that despite being seen as the original global city, it also serves an example of how globalization has failed worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Palestinian Museum</a>, located in Birzeit, Palestine&rsquo;s West Bank, opened last&nbsp;May. Back then, however, the $24 million structure designed by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng Architects</a> had no exhibits to show due to a sudden resignation of the museum's former director.</p> <p>Its first show, <em>Jerusalem Lives</em> (Tahya Al Quds), on view from August 27, is participatory, consisting of four chapters that examine&nbsp;the cultural, political, economic and ideological aspects of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jerusalem</a>. The exhibit will include&nbsp;works by contemporary artists, a display of 20 large-scale commissions in the museum&rsquo;s extensive gardens 'based on ideas about land, openness and non-exclusion', featuring artists such as&nbsp;Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Khaled Jarrar, and many more. Additionally,&nbsp;supporting events and programs will be held at other Palestinian institutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;What is going on and why are these exclusionary policies being accepted? How are people&mdash;artists, organisations and civil society&mdash;working against it? And how can we build togethe...</p> Gregory Ain, once "the most dangerous architect in America," and the mysterious fate of his MoMA exhibition house Alexander Walter 2017-08-11T15:36:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Gregory Ain, a midcentury champion of modern architecture whose students included Frank Gehry, is virtually unknown outside Los Angeles today. His left-leaning politics made him the object of decades-long F.B.I. surveillance [...] Even the fate of his most important commission &mdash; an exhibition house in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art &mdash; is a mystery. That house is now the subject of &ldquo;This Future Has a Past,&rdquo; an installation at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Future Has a Past</a></em> opened in July at the Center for Architecture in New York and still runs through September 12. The accompanying event <em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Who Was Gregory Ain?</a></em> on September 7 will feature the installation's producers, Katherine Lambert and Christiane Robbins, as well as other speakers. <br></p> Future Aleppo: Syrian boy builds model of his hometown, now on display in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2017-08-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T21:24:34-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>A Syrian boy hand-built a model of what his hometown might look like after the country&rsquo;s civil war, and now &ldquo;Future Aleppo&rdquo; is on display in Los Angeles. [...] As he watched his city get demolished, Mohammed carefully crafted his vision for a future Aleppo using paper, wood, colored pencils, and glue. He lovingly recreated destroyed landmarks, like the medieval Citadel and his favorite park, and added imaginary, forward-looking buildings and design features [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"While much of his model was destroyed when Mohammed and his family fled to Turkey, the surviving portion was brought to the U.S. by Alex Kalman, founder of Mmuseumm, a pop-up gallery in Manhattan."</em></p> <p>KCRW's Design &amp; Architecture host, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a>, talks to Kalman about the model's adventurous journey from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleppo</a> via Turkey to New York and how Mohammed's story represents both "the worst in humanity, as well as the best in humanity."</p> <p>Anderton also interviews young Syrian architect&nbsp;Marwa Al-Sabouni (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>), who's hometown Homs &mdash; the country's third largest city &mdash; suffered immense destruction and human suffering. Her book&nbsp;<em>The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria</em> will be out in September.&nbsp;</p> Geek out to the architectural drawings used in classic sci-fi anime in this London exhibition Justine Testado 2017-08-07T15:45:00-04:00 >2017-08-07T15:45:22-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Each of the settings on display in the exhibit capture that promise of the future balanced with the starkness of reality. The settings also celebrate a disappearing craft&mdash;hand-drawn animation. The anime industry long resisted the shift to computer-generated art that took hold in the West starting in the 1990s, but as technology has advanced, fewer and fewer artists practice the craft traditionally, making the art on display especially striking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>London's House of Illustration is currently displaying &ldquo;Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan&rdquo;, an exhibition that showcases over 100 of the intricate paintings and drawings used in the production of iconic dystopian anime films like &ldquo;Ghost in the Shell&rdquo; and &ldquo;Akira&rdquo;.&nbsp;</p> Clocks and Clouds, The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena Orhan Ayyüce 2017-08-04T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T14:49:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The title Clocks and Clouds comes from philosopher Karl Popper&rsquo;s essay on rationality and freedom, but also describes the dreamy precision, the spirit, and the material of Escher GuneWardena&rsquo;s art.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A gem of an exhibition by Escher GuneWardena whose work meticulously navigates architecture, art and design. The quietly original and meaningful architecture of the firm can be classified as timeless and critical, alluding to philosophy of Karl Popper. The work reflects the best tenets of modern architecture and the geographical particularities of Los Angeles. Not to be missed if you are in Southern California. Curated by Lilian Pfaff and Jocelyn Gibbs, the show runs until&nbsp;Sunday, August 20, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition also features a new book on architects' work, 'Clocks and Clouds, Architecture of Escher GuneWardena.' Edited by Lilian&nbsp;Pfaff, featuring essays by Martino Stierli, Barbara Lamprecht, Nicholas Olsberg, Mimi Zeiger and Paulette Singley. Available <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T17:22:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>As government officials in Moscow earmark Constructivist buildings for demolition in a massive project to relocate up to 1.6 million of the city&rsquo;s residents, a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving Russia&rsquo;s avant-garde architecture has opened in the Shabolovka neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new Avant-Garde Museum is located in Na Shabolovke Gallery, which is a part of&nbsp;Khavsko-Shabolovsky housing complex built in the late 1920s by the rationalist Asnova (Association of New Architects). It is part of a district with a rich heritage of early Soviet architecture and design, dominated by the famous hyperboloid Shukhov radio tower. Supported by private grants and volunteers, the museums features photographs, video footage, archaeological fragments, archival materials, blueprints, salvaged interior fittings such as door handle, and tools belonging to the tower's visionary engineer, Vladimir Shukov.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The idea for the space came from the local historian and activist Ilya Malcow, who has spent years collecting artifacts of the area&mdash;many of which are now on show at the museum. The neighborhood is unique, he says, because it was built virtually from scratch after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to house workers for the new factories and institutions.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Olga Alexeyenk...</figcaption></figure> Frank Lloyd Wright's shabby models and how MoMA preserved them Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-29T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T13:22:00-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The majority of the models were far from pristine. Architectural maquettes are often only used to quickly communicate an idea; longevity of materials such as chipboard or Plexiglas is rarely a concern. So, when Moody set out to restore the 14 models in MoMA&rsquo;s archive (the museum holds the three-dimensional works of Wright&rsquo;s massive archive), she was faced with missing elements, acidified paper, warping, and discoloration, among other issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Exploring lesser-known parts of Wright&rsquo;s 70-year-long career, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a>'s new exhibition, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive</a> (on view through October 1, 2017) presents projects for an experimental farm and a series of rural school buildings in the segregated South. Besides that, the show also focuses on Wright's models&mdash;often extensively modified by him and largely representative of the architect's thought process and the evolution of his ideas.&ldquo;For him, they were presentation pieces meant to seduce the clients or put them at ease, especially if the designs were avant-garde or difficult to picture on paper,&rdquo; says MoMA conservator Ellen Moody.</p> <p>Analysis of the models also revealed the alterations performed by other stakeholders, including clients and conservators.<figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p> <figcaption>Model for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Image courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives MoMA Avery Architectural &amp; Fine Arts Library, Columbia University)</figcaption></figure></p><p><em>"A model of an early iteration of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solomon...</a></em></p> Bjarke Ingels' Tirpitz bunker hill​ museum in Denmark to open on June 30 Justine Testado 2017-06-28T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T18:38:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The elegant new museum [...] is the antithesis of its hefty, imposing neighbour [the Tirpitz, part of Hitler&rsquo;s Atlantic Wall]. A series of incisions appear in the sand dunes, leading to a hidden, airy square from which the exhibition spaces radiate [...] Visitors embark on a &ldquo;daylight&rdquo; journey and a &ldquo;darkened experience&rdquo; that tell the story of how the tides brought wealth and stability to the area on the one hand, and took lives on the other.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the new&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bl&aring;vand bunker hill museum</a> in Denmark's West Jutland region will be opening to the public on June 30. Integrated into a historic sand dune next to the Nazi-era Tirpitz bunker, the elegant museum is a &ldquo;light antithesis to bunker architecture&rdquo;, BIG describes. The museum will feature three exhibitions designed by Tinker Imagineers that explore both the lighter and darker chapters of the region's history.</p> Artists and researchers of “Seeds of Time” exhibition join forces to rethink approaches to sustainability Justine Testado 2017-06-07T17:27:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T17:28:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Organized into the three &ldquo;zones&rdquo; of Field, Sequence, and Rooms, the exhibition will bring together the minds of artists and designers like Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Yoko Ono, and Olafur Eliasson and researchers such as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, who will propose solutions and approaches to the ever-pressing issues of environmental and social sustainability.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Chapter 2 of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai Project</a>, the &ldquo;Seeds of Time&rdquo; is a cross-disciplinary exhibition designed by Hong Kong- and Madrid-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COLLECTIVE</a> studio and curated by Dr. Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition is at&nbsp;the Shanghai Himalayas Museum&nbsp;until July 30.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo: Katja Lam / COLLECTIVE.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>&ldquo;We're All Water&rdquo; by Yoko Ono. Photo: Katja Lam / COLLECTIVE.</em></p><p>Read more about it <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Don't miss Neil Denari's “Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City” at the ‘T’ Space Gallery Justine Testado 2017-05-25T20:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:44:50-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Think you've seen all of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>'s work? Eleven inkjet drawings featuring unbuilt visions by Denari's studio NMDA will be showcased in his &ldquo;Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City&rdquo; exhibition, opening May 27 at the Steven Holl-designed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;T&rsquo; Space Gallery</a> in Rhinebeck, New York. If you'll be in the area in the coming weeks, it could be worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NMDA</a>&nbsp;created the drawings over the past seven years. Ranging from port terminals to museums, each project was originally designed for specific contexts in various cities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><em>Image credit:&nbsp;Neil M. Denari Architects.</em></p><p>&ldquo;A number of buildings designed over the last seven years have been displaced from their original context as a life-enhancing act, given that their material lives never began. Designed for specific contexts in various cities, they now occupy peculiar voids in Aperiodic City,&rdquo; Neil Denari writes. &ldquo;In this new context, these buildings take on new meanings, yet they retain all the attributes of their original locations. But the ...</p> Italian department store La Rinascente commemorated in OMA/AMO-designed exhibition Nicholas Korody 2017-05-25T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:39:53-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>La Rinascente, a department store chain headquartered in Milan, has a long and storied history. The descendent of <em>Aux Villes d&rsquo;Italie&mdash;</em>perhaps the first department store in Italy&mdash;the business brought modern shopping into the country. Instead of tailors, shoppers could now see garments on display, turning consumption into the sensory experience we know today.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>After the original store closed in the midst of the First World War, it was reborn as &ldquo;La Rinascente&rdquo;, or &ldquo;She who is born again.&rdquo; The name was coined by Gabriele d&rsquo;Annunzio, the revered Italian poet-turned-war hero whose ideas helped influence Italian fascism. The name took on additional significance after the original building burned to the ground on Christmas 1918.</p><p>Now, the department store, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, will be commemorate by an exhibition designed by OMA/AMO. Designed as a series of unfolding sequences, intended to echo the logic of a department store, the exhibition will outline the history of ...</p> 'The New Inflatable Moment' at BSA Space will explore the role of pneumatic architecture in envisioning utopia Nicholas Korody 2017-04-25T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T21:24:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Pneumatic architecture&mdash;aka inflatables&mdash;have been a mainstay of avant-garde and experimental architecture for decades. Back in the &rsquo;60s, figures like Buckminster Fuller and Frei Otto, alongside radical practices like Haus-Rucker-Co, Utopia and Ant Farm, pioneered the use of these structures. They&rsquo;ve also been used by more mainstream studios, from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a>.</p><p>Now, they&rsquo;re the subject of an exhibition at BSA Space in Boston. Entitled <em>The New Inflatable Moment</em>, the exhibition, which opens on May 3, &ldquo;will explore inflatable structures used in architecture, art, and engineering since the emergence of the hot air balloon,&rdquo; with a particular focus on their role in &ldquo;envisioning utopia.&rdquo;</p><p>The exhibition is inspired by a recently-released book, <em>The Inflatable Moment: Pneumatics and Protest in &rsquo;68. </em>It looks at renewed interest in the architectural media within this historical context.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;With this exhibition, we revisit the moment of the 1960s explored by Dessauce to sugges...</p> The best UK and international architects and researchers gather for Vision 2017 Sponsor 2017-04-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:14:24-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision 2017</a>.</strong></em><p>Aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients, Vision 2017 provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe. &nbsp;Across two days in June, the CPD-certified show will host the best and brightest from established practices and start-ups, with new ideas and technological innovation at the heart of the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Vision 2017 Speaker Studio Saxe Canopia</em></p><p>All the talks and presentations at Vision will take place under the umbrella topics: Materials Innovations, Technological Insight and Architectural &amp; Design Evolution. This framework will help delegates rethink the built environment and the manner in which we can shape places and spaces. Speakers have been sourced from the best practices in the country and around the world, both small and large. Caroline Bos of UNStudio will talk about their research into the circular eco...</p> 2017 Julius Shulman Photography Awardee Todd Eberle to exhibit his portraits of architecture's icons at WUHO Gallery Justine Testado 2017-04-11T17:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T17:39:51-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Known for portraying a &ldquo;clean and analytical minimalist aesthetic&rdquo; in his work, New York-based photographer Todd Eberle has captured sharp, personable portraits of architectural icons like David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Phyllis Lambert, and Philip Johnson...Most recently, Woodbury University's Julius Shulman Institute bestowed its prestigious JSI Excellence in Photography Award to Todd Eberle for 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Todd Eberle will be presented with the JSI Photography Award on May 4, during opening night of his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Empire of Space&rdquo; exhibition</a> at the WUHO Gallery.&nbsp;Previous recipients of the award include James Welling, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guererro</a>, Catherine Opie, Richard Barnes, and Iwan Baan.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Julius Shulman, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, CA, July 2003. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>David Adjaye in Length x Width x Height (2004), London, October 2004. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Frank Gehry in his sculpture &ldquo;A Study, 1999&rdquo;, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, March 1999. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Rem Koolhaas and client, Jean Fran&ccedil;ois Lemoine, Maison &aacute; Bordeaux, May 1998. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p>Check out more of Eberle's work <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> How Esther McCoy's writings connected Mexican and LA design in this Museo Jumex exhibition Justine Testado 2017-03-15T17:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:07:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Esther McCoy is best known as the architecture writer who helped shape the story of Modernism in Los Angeles. Less known is the nearly year-long period she spent in Mexico in 1951. During this time, she wrote about key architectural developments in the country... &ldquo;The [&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo; exhibition] presents [McCoy] as this kind of bridge,&rdquo; says Esparza, &ldquo;from L.A. to Mexico and from Mexico to L.A.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture historian and critic Esther McCoy is the spotlight of a micro-exhibition called&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo;</a>, which closes this Sunday at&nbsp;Museo Jumex. The exhibition investigates how McCoy's&nbsp;writings on key architectural developments in Mexico during her extended stay in 1951 had an influence on the architectural styles that developed in Los Angeles. It explores the exchange of ideas and references between&nbsp;Mexico and Los Angeles, and how McCoy became an important connection between the two places.</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-24T18:26:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glimmer</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a>; Photo: Joseph Chang, Adam Marcus</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luminous Depths</a> in Singapore by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Desai Chia Architecture, Sandy Wong, Issa Weng</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STIK Pavilion</a> in Tokyo, Japan by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Tokyo</a> Digital Fabrication Lab (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a>, Project Manager, Design Lead)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANDBOXING</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSGN AGNC</a> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>, Designer), New Cities Future Ruins (Gavin Kroeber, Curator), Ash Studio (Fabrication)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taumascopio</a> in Zingst, Germany by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mattia Paco Rizzi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Under Magnitude</a> in Orlando, FL by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARC FORNES / THEVER...</a></p> At age 90, Phyllis Lambert looks back on her career in CCA exhibition Justine Testado 2017-02-01T18:30:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:26:26-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert is 90 years strong, and the impact she has made in architecture in the last six decades still resonates to this day. While her influence in architecture is well known, what is Lambert's perspective on her own career? In celebration of her 90th birthday that was on January 24, the CCA in Montreal is currently exhibiting &ldquo;Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years at Work&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CCA</a> Founding Director Emeritus herself, the exhibition highlights milestones like the early days in her career, her iconic role as Director of Planning of the Seagram Building, to her conservation and restoration projects in her native Montreal and abroad.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p>